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Peter Bonerz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Peter Bonerz (born August 6, 1938 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire) is an American actor and director who is best known as the character Dr. Jerry Robinson on The Bob Newhart Show. Bonerz grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he attended Marquette University High School, gaining his first theatrical experience with the Prep Players under rigid conditions. At Marquette University he participated in the Marquette University Players under the Rev. John J. Walsh, S.J. After graduating with a bachelor of science degree in 1960, he decided to seek a career in theater, beginning with The Premise, an improv group in New York. After compulsory service as a draftee in the US Army he joined The Committee, an improv troupe in San Francisco. His first network television appearance was in 1965 on The Addams Family in the Season Two episode "Morticia, The Writer". He had several more TV appearances in the late 1960s and also had a number of roles in several films, including Medium Cool (1969) and Catch-22 (1970). In 1972, he landed the popular supporting role of Dr. Jerry Robinson, the eccentric orthodontist on The Bob Newhart Show, whose most frequent comic foil was Marcia Wallace as Carol, the sharp-tongued secretary. He also directed 29 episodes. The show ran for six seasons, with ratings among the top 20 in the first three seasons. In one of his later acting roles he played a psychiatrist in Serial (1980). In 1986, Bonerz co-starred alongside Tuesday Weld and River Phoenix in the CBS television movie Circle of Violence, and would go on to direct a large number of sitcom episodes for series such as Friends, Murphy Brown, NewsRadio, Home Improvement, It's Your Move, and ALF. He also directed a few films, such as Police Academy 6: City Under Siege.


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Born:
Aug 6, 1938 In Portsmouth - New Hampshire - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
23
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond 2017-09-05
Known For
Poster of Circle of Violence: A Family Drama
Poster of Funnyman
Filmography
Movie Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond Himself 2017-09-05
Series Parks and Recreation Doug Demarco 2009-04-09
Series Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
Series Three Sisters 2001-01-09
Series Love & War Unknown 1992-09-21
Series Dinosaurs Unknown 1991-04-26
Movie Circle of Violence: A Family Drama Peter Benfield 1986-10-12
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Nine to Five 1982-03-25
Movie Serial Dr. Leonard Miller 1980-03-28
Movie How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Carter Dowling 1976-10-06
Series The Bob Newhart Show 1972-09-16
Series Sanford and Son Unknown 1972-01-14
Series McMillan & Wife Unknown 1971-09-17
Movie Catch-22 Captain J.S. McWatt 1970-06-24
Movie A Storm in Summer Stanley 1970-02-06
Movie Medium Cool Gus 1969-08-27
Movie What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? Mr. Bentley 1969-08-20
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Funnyman Perry 1967-09-23
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series The Addams Family Unknown 1964-09-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24